We exist to empower the next generation to bravely live out the wonder of their purpose. We do this by resourcing you with tools that help you gather, grow and go with the girls in your life.
It's a crazy world we are living in, but we have a crazy good God whose given us everything we need, including each other. We want to put tools in the hands of women and girls everywhere that help them to gather, grow, and go with the girls around them. This is God's design for us!
We believe strong relationships grow out of authenticity, trust, and the truth of God's Word. That's why we develop tools that help you create engaging spaces to have conversations with girls about life and faith in an environment where they can also process hard things in light of God's character and truth. We want girls to know that they are seen and that their voices are heard and valued.
Over the past several decades, the generational divide has grown wider and wider. Our tools help bridge the gap! Many older women today feel like they are not seen or valued. We want them to know that they are wanted and needed in our lives.
The need is big and the time is now. Jesus said that the harvest would be plentiful, but the workers would be few. (Matthew 9; 36-38). We invite you to check out our resources page and consider what your next step might be.
Meet the team:
Mandie Maass, Founder
Angela Green, Growth & Development
Lauren Freeman, Outreach Director
Delaney Moody, Podcast Co-Host
Renae Tvedt, Brave Girl Gear & Takeaways
Emilee Onorato, Content Creator/ Designer
After coming to know Jesus in my 20’s, I had the gift of an older woman who showed me what it looked like to follow Jesus. She helped me process things that happened in my teen years in light of God’s character and Truth. What came next was healing, freedom, and Hope. My life, marriage, and family are a picture of what God can do when we give Him our broken pieces. Over the years, I've had the privilege of leading Bible studies, writing for Christian blogs, and walking alongside women and girls as they have come to know Jesus more deeply. Through Brave Girls Gather, I hope to inspire women everywhere to invest in the girls around them, create space for them to talk about life and faith, and point them to their one true hope.
I enjoy spending time with family and friends, exploring new places, basketball, and tacos! I love Jesus and have a passion for studying His Word! Over the years, God has strategically placed people in my life that have poured into me, strengthening my walk with Him. I am grateful for the opportunity to bring that experience into Brave Girls Gather and share the beauty of God’s Word with the next generation! My role at Brave Girls Gather is assisting with content development and developing and implementing strategies for overall ministry growth.
I love to be around people, try new recipes, and engage in deep conversation. I came to know Jesus deeply because of older women who cared for me and shared their faith with me. I am passionate about sharing Jesus and meeting the next generation where they are. I am married and have a sweet fur-baby who runs our house. I believe that God has given me the gifts of listening, organization, and caring for those around me, which is why I enjoy coordinating and facilitating Brave Girls gatherings at a group home here in Tampa, and use my gifts to assist with content development.
Ever since I can remember, my family, mentors, and friends fostered my love for Jesus and for creativity. God has given me both a passion and a purpose to help the next generation understand the Gospel in a creative way. By His grace, over the years, I have had the privilege of writing and filming many fun, engaging Bible-based videos and movies for children. When I'm not co-hosting the Be the Brave Ones podcast or assisting with content development, you can find me either reading, running, thrifting, or checking out the best hole-in-the-wall foodie spots in Tampa Bay.
I love to create, make, tinker, and teach. I’ve been married 26 years and have an amazingly creative and talented college-age daughter. I dabble in all things design and have recently felt called to help those struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, ADHD, etc. Throughout my own journey and working in the past with teens in a recovery program, I find no greater comfort than seeing someone remove their mask and become authentic. That’s when the healing can begin. When I’m not helping with Brave Girls Gather, you find me being a plant mom to my many succulents!
At the age of 16 God placed intergenerational ministry and specifically middle and high school relationship on my heart. I happened upon Brave Girls Gather through a mutual friendship and felt lead to start my own group. The rich conversation that Brave Girls Gather fostered was so sweet to be apart of. Currently, I assist with our social media, web design, and in person events! When I'm not here, you can find me traveling with my husband or photographing a wedding!
Written in AD 325, the Nicene Creed was drafted to unify the universal church on the essentials of Christian doctrine. This creed became a guiding statement of faith for believers in Christ Jesus across the world that has stood the test of time. On these vitally important tenets of the faith, we agree and believe.
We believe in one God, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all ages; Light of Light, true God of true God, begotten, not created, of one essence with the Father through Whom all things were made. Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became man. He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered and was buried; And He rose on the third day, according to the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father; And He will come again with glory to judge the living and dead. His kingdom shall have no end.
And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Creator of life, Who proceeds from the Father, Who together with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified, Who spoke through the prophets. And we believe in one holy catholic* and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins. And we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.
*catholic – universal church consisting of believers in Christ Jesus across the world